Mukesh Ambani steps down as director of Reliance Jio, son Akash takes over

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The company said it had appointed non-executive director and Mukesh’s son Akash Ambani as the chairman of the board.

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, the digital arm of Reliance Industries, said Mukesh Ambani would resign as director of the unit.

The company said it had appointed non-executive director and Mukesh’s son Akash Ambani as the chairman of the board, a step seen as succession planning by the 65-year old billionaire.

In a stock exchange filing, Reliance Jio Infocomm said the company’s board at a meeting on June 27, “approved the appointment of Akash M Ambani, non-executive director, as chairman of the board of directors of the company.”

This comes after his father resigned with effect from close of working hours on June 27, it said.

Among other appointments, Pankaj Mohan Pawar was appointed managing director of the company for five years beginning June 27.

Raminder Singh Gujral and KV Chowdary were appointed independent directors, it added.


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